From cars to spaceships, Scaled is able to rapidly produce tooling that will keep our customers' projects on time.

Tooling

PRIMARY TOOLING: Scaled Composites, LLC has the facilities necessary to produce tooling for composite parts very quickly and accurately. The primary tool is a 5-axis numerically controlled (NC) gantry router. This machine can work within a 50' X 20' X 8' envelope. It is able to machine foam or other tooling materials of densities up to 50 lbs/cu-ft.

ACCURATE TOOLING FROM 3D CAD: Scaled can accept CAD surfaces of many different formats from customers to use in part definition. This data is used to create CATIA surfaces, which are then used to generate tool-path information that is fed to the NC machine. Using these techniques, very accurate tools can be built.

HARD AND SOFT TOOLING: Rapid production of 'soft' tooling allows Scaled to proceed from design to composite parts very rapidly. If desired, production-quality hard tools can be constructed from plugs that are made on the NC machine.

TOOLING FOR DIVERSE PROJECTS: While the NC capability is vital to nearly all of our projects here at Scaled, some customers approach us only for our tooling ability. Projects have included homebuilt aircraft parts, sailplane tooling and propellers. The NC room is also home to many non-aerospace applications. Projects including prototype automobiles, solar cars, models of various types, boat components and cannon molds have been tooled here at Scaled.

From cars to spaceships, Scaled is able to rapidly produce tooling that will keep our customers' projects on time.
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